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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising

National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

 

—American Society of Civil Engineers 1852 —

 
Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2015
1. Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising Marker
Inscription. Following the hurricane of 1900, the greatest natural disaster of U.S. history, with the loss of 6,000 lives, civil engineers designed and built a concrete seawall and raised the elevation of Galveston Island, using pioneering materials and methods, so that after almost 100 years and numerous hurricanes, only minimal damage and loss of life have occurred.

Designated October 11, 2001
 
Erected 2001 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 29° 16.367′ N, 94° 48.897′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from Seawall Boulevard 0.3 miles east of 53rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77551, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Birds of Galveston (within shouting distance of this marker); Beach Invertebrates (within shouting distance of this marker); Campeche / Galveston Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Leroy Colombo
Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2015
2. Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising Marker
(approx. half a mile away); "Ducky's Beach" (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Italian Vault (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rosewood Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Baden-Sproule House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Galveston Seawall - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 10, 2015.)
2. Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising Project. From the American Society of Civil Engineers website. (Submitted on November 10, 2015.) 
 
Categories. DisastersMan-Made Features
 
Marker on the Galveston Seawall Promenade image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 9, 2015
3. Marker on the Galveston Seawall Promenade
<i>Sea Wall and Boulevard, Galveston, Texas</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by S.H. Kress & Co. (image courtesy of McFaddin-Ward House Museum), circa 1910
4. Sea Wall and Boulevard, Galveston, Texas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on June 20, 2018.
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